Of course, you have to hope he or she has been honest in disclosing those personal details.

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This is one of the biggest steps you will ever take. I remember reading an article about Harry Connick Jr & Jill Goodacre, they made a conscious decision to date for 4 years before getting married so they could take time to get to know one another and ensure their marriage would last. If you plan on spending your life together, what's the rush?

You need to do everything you can to ensure that you don’t stumble and fall.

Even if you suspect that opening your heart may result in getting it broken, you will do it anyway because the lure of love is so powerful.

Thinking that you will change a person once you are in a relationship is, unfortunately, mere fantasy. Relying on someone to come to his or her senses isn’t a good bet.

Mark Twain said that “Love seems the swiftest, but it is the slowest of all growths.

No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century.” Twain makes a good point.

I usually find that people who are disappointed in those they forge a relationship with either didn’t ask enough questions or didn’t really listen to the answers.

When people tell you about themselves and their behavior—for instance, admitting to having a quick temper—listen!

A book by Monica Leahy entitled is a wonderful read for anyone on the path to matrimony.